Actually you are better off with pepper spray than any gun.
Bears actually LIKE pepper spray once it is on something, LIKE YOU, it makes for a tastier lunch break!!! Trust me, if you are on a mountain in the wind, IT WILL BLOW BACK IN YOUR FACE!!! and you will make a nice snack
The stats are good for bear spray, but in the real world stats are just numbers if you are THE ONE actually being attacked.
Stats say airlines are super safe, so why wear a safely belt???